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Chevrolet Trucks 1955-1959: How to Build & Modify

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Rebuild and modify your 1955–1959 Chevrolet truck with today’s best parts!

Regardless of your automotive taste, there is almost always a need for a shop truck to chase parts, use as a tow vehicle, or use for household chores that require a trip to the farm-and-home store. Pickup trucks have always been popular, but that is true now more than ever. Plus, they hold their own as hot rods as well!

Many vintage trucks can still be found in their original condition. Unlike years ago, the automotive aftermarket has now realized the popularity of these trucks. Whether you plan to restore one as a mild custom or go all out, the necessary parts are available, which makes it easier to achieve your dream regardless of your skills or budget.

Veteran how-to book author Dennis W. Parks resurrects a 1955 Chevy pickup as the subject of Chevrolet Trucks: 1955-1959 Build & Modify to be used as a daily driver. Starting with a classic-styled work truck, he updates it with creature comforts that are found in new vehicles—those that the average hot rodder can still maintain without having an electronics degree.

Everything is covered, including updating the front and rear suspension as well as installing disc brakes to provide a good foundation for your project. Body repair and modifications (including installing patch panels, power windows, rotary door latches, and a stylish third brake light) are next. Interior components (including the latest creature comforts) that provide safety and convenience are examined. Mechanical components (such as the engine, transmission, steering, cooling, and wiring) are included as well.

Everything you need to know to build a safe and reliable pickup truck is included in this book. Most of the work featured is performed in a home garage, which proves that you can build a decent truck within the confines of a two-car garage without paying a fortune in labor.

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Rebuild and modify your 1955–1959 Chevrolet truck with today’s best parts!

Regardless of your automotive taste, there is almost always a need for a shop truck to chase parts, use as a tow vehicle, or use for household chores that require a trip to the farm-and-home store. Pickup trucks have always been popular, but that is true now more than ever. Plus, they hold their own as hot rods as well!

Many vintage trucks can still be found in their original condition. Unlike years ago, the automotive aftermarket has now realized the popularity of these trucks. Whether you plan to restore one as a mild custom or go all out, the necessary parts are available, which makes it easier to achieve your dream regardless of your skills or budget.

Veteran how-to book author Dennis W. Parks resurrects a 1955 Chevy pickup as the subject of Chevrolet Trucks: 1955-1959 Build & Modify to be used as a daily driver. Starting with a classic-styled work truck, he updates it with creature comforts that are found in new vehicles—those that the average hot rodder can still maintain without having an electronics degree.

Everything is covered, including updating the front and rear suspension as well as installing disc brakes to provide a good foundation for your project. Body repair and modifications (including installing patch panels, power windows, rotary door latches, and a stylish third brake light) are next. Interior components (including the latest creature comforts) that provide safety and convenience are examined. Mechanical components (such as the engine, transmission, steering, cooling, and wiring) are included as well.

Everything you need to know to build a safe and reliable pickup truck is included in this book. Most of the work featured is performed in a home garage, which proves that you can build a decent truck within the confines of a two-car garage without paying a fortune in labor.

Pages : 160
Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 531 color photos
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781613255841
Product Code : SA501

Dedication 

Acknowledgments 

About the Author 

Introduction 

 

Chapter 1: What to Build? 

Determine What You Want

Style

Notable Facts

 

Chapter 2: Plan What You Want 

Where to Start

Chassis

Body

Engine

Transmission

Rear Axle Housing

Backspacing

Open Rear or Limited Slip

Other Components

Establish the Overall Parts List

 

Chapter 3: Chassis 

Check for Frame Damage

Measure for Squareness

Original Frame

Reproduction Frame

Frame Swaps

Suspension

Brakes

Wheels and Tires

 

Chapter 4: Body

Repairs

Rust Removal

Collision Damage

Rust Repair

Modifications

Truck Reassembly

 

Chapter 5: Plan and Install Interior Components 

Seats

Floor Console

HVAC

Stereo

Electrical Conveniences

Safety

 

Chapter 6: Drivetrain 

Engine

Cleaning

Engine/Transmission Prime and Paint

Engine Accessory Installation

Transmission

Motor and Transmission Mount Installation

Engine and Transmission Installation

Driveshaft Measurement and Installation

Exhaust Mounting

 

Chapter 7: Additional Systems 

Fuel System

Brake Fluid Reservoir

Cooling System

Steering System

Electrical System

Battery Locations

Fuse Panel

Wiring

 

Chapter 8: Paint, Glass, and Upholstery

Final Bodywork and Surface Preparation

Masking

Paint Application

Wet Sanding

Buffing

Bed Wood Installation

Tailgate Chains

Glass Installation

Miscellaneous Installations

Upholstery

 

Chapter 9: Before the First Drive 

Belts

Tire Pressure

Fasteners

Fluids

Alignment

Headlights, Etc.

The First Drive

Necessary Inspections

Safety Suggestions and Recommendations

Insurance

Title and License Requirements

Keep It Clean

Drive and Enjoy1

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